Classic horror roleplaying in the world of Chaosium’s Cthulhu Mythos
A recreation of the classic Call of Cthulhu boxed set from 1981, brought to horrific life 40 years later! Created thanks to the wildly successful Call of Cthulhu Classic Kickstarter, this product is very limited!
And remember—with a little tweaking, everything in this collection can be used with the 7th Edition rules of the game! Check out Keeper Becca Scott running “The Auction” using the game’s latest rules here.
The Core Rules
The Call of Cthulhu Classic Rulebook is expressly written for people without great experience in role-playing. This core book explains all of the Investigator characteristics, including Sanity, the consequences, and Sanity loss required when meeting fearsome creatures—the alien intelligences of the Cthulhu Mythos. Also included are the rules for the magic system and spells for the Mythos, as well as scenarios, and appendices with useful additional materials. This special 40th anniversary edition also includes the 8-page scenario “Wail of the Witch”, by Keith Herber.
The 1920s Sourcebook
A full primer on Call of Cthulhu’s signature campaign setting. The book is overflowing with material that a Keeper needs for roleplaying in the 1920s. It contains information on the cost of goods, distances and travel times, historical background, and an expanded weapons list. Also included are additional monsters, archaeological dig site plans, and more!
The World Map
For when you want to take your investigation global! This red-ink map showcases major cities, continents, mountains, rivers, real-world archaeological sites, and suspected locations of Mythos entities.
Investigator Sheets & Character Silhouettes
A collection of card character silhouettes that can be cut out and used to show the position of the Investigators, monsters, and minions! Also included are a collection of blank character sheets to create new and unique Investigators for your campaigns. This includes a special additional sheet of silhouettes featuring monsters such as Dimensional Shamblers, Elder Things, Flying Polyps, and even Shoggoths.
Classic Keeper Screen
The first Keeper Screen for Call of Cthulhu debuted in 1983 and we have remastered it for this release! It contains all quick-reference information, as well as a place for the Keeper to conceal their secrets. It also sports the updated Call of Cthulhu 40th Anniversary logo!
40th Anniversary Dice
The 40th is a “Ruby” anniversary, so we’ve included a set of blood-ruby colored dice to mark this momentous occasion! This set includes a total of 3D6, to make rolling up your investigator characteristics as easy as possible!
Arkham Poster Map
This color poster map of Arkham is a great way to track the location of your investigators, and not to mention a fantastic opportunity to put your character silhouettes to use!
Exclusive To The Deluxe 2” Boxed Set
The following five supplement books are only available in the Deluxe 2” Boxed set! With a little tweaking, all of the scenarios in these additional books can be played using the 7th Edition rules of the game.
Shadows of Yog Sothoth is an epic, globe-spanning campaign. The first of its kind in the TTRPG world!
The Asylum & Other Tales contains seven sinister scenarios set around the world and on the high seas.
Cthulhu Companion contains four scenarios as well as additional rules and source material to expand your games.
Trail of the Tsathogghua is a mini campaign comprising three scenarios that span across the world.
Fragments of Fear has information on additional gods, backgrounds, and other new rules. It also contains an additional scenario.
Downloads for this Product
Watch Live Play: The Auction
What The Critics Say
"This isn't some collectors' item which should sit on a shelf. The entire contents of the box are absolutely playable to this day... there are years of CofC adventuring to be had with the rulebook and five supplements. My highest recommendation not only for fans of the system but for newcomers interested in giving the original game of Mythos horror a try. 10/10"
— thegaminggang, Classic Call of Cthulhu Deluxe 2″ Box Set | Review and Page-Through.
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- Year Released:
- 1981, 2022
- 2nd Edition Call of Cthulhu
- Black & White Boxed Set
- Sandy Petersen, William James Hamblin III, Steve Perrin, Greg Stafford, Anders Swenson, Lynne Willis, Charlie Krank
- Cover Artist:
- Gene Day
- Interior Artist:
- Gene Day
- Scanning and OCR:
- Rick Meints
- Nick Nacario
Legitimately one of the best purchases I've ever made for an RPG set and worth every cent. I bought two copies so I can leave one unopened. My friends and I are currently running the Trail of Tsathogghua campaign that comes in this and it is so much fun. With all the care and content that went into this reproduction, Chaosium proves to me that they are the supreme RPG company.
It arrived early, securely packaged, in mint condition. The contents of the box are both nostalgic and cutting-edge, with notes and essays describing the process that went into creating the game. The three books of scenarios and campaigns are new to me, but they look great. Very easy to upgrade to 7th Edition, thanks to the free conversion guidelines. Especially nice it the poster-sized map, with the world on one side and the city of Arkham on the other. Rather than paper, it’s printed on a kind of thin, durable vinyl. Beautifully detailed and very useful. The box set is great, and I’m glad I got it.
This box is jam packed, and is just sightly too tall to conveniently fit in with the rest of my games. Some of the inserts, like the character sheets, appear to just be printed off relatively normal paper. I suppose this keeps me from being too precious about it.
I've loved HPL writings since the mid-80s and was lucky enough to have purchased the original 1st Edition of COC RPG. I loved the box set and the many hours playing the game. When I saw this edition I definitely had to have this version and all I can is, Wow! I received the order and it's heavy there is so much inside the box I couldn't believe it initially. This edition contains everything you need to start playing and lots of extras, and a great bonus is the PDF version. This edition is excellent value for money and very well presented in one large box with all you need to enjoy a great game of Call of Cthulhu.
I was so impressed with this box set I ran a game out of it the same week I got it. The guidebook with timelines and events had dozens of ideas for plot hooks or quick starts to get an investigation rolling. It really is a complete package. HPLS led me to this box and I’m so glad it did.
I have first played Call of Cthulhu when I was 13... that was 27 years ago. I still have my first investigators character sheet, and for all the years that have passed I remember that first game very fondly. Now with this great boxed set all my black-and-white memories are back in full color :) This is a great set for new or longtime players - its chock full of everything that is needed to start playing - and also a great trip down memory lane. Thanks Chaosium!
Getting this box set was like seeing an old and dear friend after a long absence. I got the original 2nd edition set for my 13th birthday waaaaayyy back in 1985 and for years it was a prize possession, poured over feverishly and often. Somewhere in the intervening decades I lost it and assumed that was that. What a surprise to find you reprinting it and with all those lovely supplements! This thing is even more beautiful and perfect than I remember! What a gift! Thank you thank you thank you, Chaosium. You have made my year!
Quality printing, sturdy box, good dice, everything is exactly what I was hoping it would be.
I love everything in the box. High quality, good stock, great accessories. The scenarios are awesome and I can’t wait to run some of them